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  Definition of Worm
  1. any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
  2. screw thread on a gear with the teeth of a worm wheel or rack
  3. a software program capable of reproducing itself that can spread from one computer to the next over a network; "worms take advantage of automatic file sending and receiving features found on many computers"
  4. a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
  5. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt''s embrace"
Similar Words: louse, insect, dirt ball, writhe, wrestle, wriggle, squirm, twist

 

Hyponyms: helminth, parasitic worm, woodworm, acanthocephalan, spiny-headed worm, arrowworm, chaetognath, flatworm, platyhelminth, ribbon worm, nemertean, nemertine, proboscis worm, beard worm, pogonophoran, nematode, nematode worm, roundworm, annelid, annelid worm, segmented worm, wrench

 

Part Meronyms: worm gear

 

Derivational Morphology: twist, wrench, tornado, twister, wiggler, wriggler, squirmer, wiggle, wriggle, squirm

 

Language Translations:
Arabic: دودة   Bosnian: crv  
Bulgarian: негодник and червей   Catalan: cuc  
Chinese:   Croatian: crv  
Dutch: worm   Estonian: uss  
Finnish: luihu and mato   French: ver and vermine  
German: elender and Wurm   Greek: σκώληξ  
Hebrew: נבזה and תולע   Hungarian: kukac  
Indonesian: cacing   Italian: miserabile and verme  
Japanese:   Korean: (''figurative'') 버러지 and 벌레  
Kurdish: کرم   Latin: vermis  
Lithuanian: kirmėlė   Polish: robak  
Portuguese: miserável and verme   Romanian: vierme  
Russian: стерва and червь   Serbian: crv  
Slovene: črv   Spanish: gusano  
Swedish: mask and stackare   Tamil: புழு  
Telugu: పురుగు   Turkish: kurt  
Ukrainian: негідник  
 
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